Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nancy Garcia Discusses Her Work with Migrants in Mexico

On Monday October 10th, Nancy Garcia, who works directly with migrants at the Center for the Orientation of Migrants (COMI) in Oaxaca, Mexico, discussed the dangers that Central American migrants face on their journey north. The presentation was held in College Library's Open Book Cafe.

Elise Roberts, from Witness for Peace, a national organization offering educational travel opportunities, introduced Garcia and moderated the event.

For more information about Nancy Garcia, COMI and Witness for Peace, visit:

Eliot Finkelstein
College Library

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Anonymous Sarah McDaniel said...

In addition to Garcia's riveting first-person account, a fascinating element to this event was the incredible simultaneous translation provided by Moravia, an employee of Witness for Peace who is pictured above. Moravia took notes as Garcia spoke in Spanish, then delivered the remarks in English in a very accurate translation, but Moravia was also a remarkable public speaker. The delegation spent the rest of their packed two-day visit at high schools (Madison West and Shabazz), Centro Hispano, and a LACIS brown-bag. They asked to speak at College because they wanted UW-Madison students to hear more about their work. Great event and great attendance!

October 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Mario Verville said...

We have the same "thing" in Quebec, except immigrants are coming from many countries.
Mario, a french canadian

September 7, 2014 at 4:31 AM  

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